Category: People

With All Due Respect, Why Do I Pay You?

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We live in a very transaction-based culture. Much of life seems to be about exchanges of some kind, material or not, and for the most part you’re probably handling these exchanges alone. (Why do I always start my conversations about…

Top 10 Most Important People in U.S. REIT History

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Today we’re looking back at the 50+ year history of modern Real Estate Investment Trusts in the U.S. to see just who have made (or continue to make) the REIT industry the investment powerhouse that it is today. Feel free to…

Nicholas Schorsch’s Greatest Hits

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One of the biggest real estate stories last week was the announcement that Nicholas Schorsch, America’s king of single-tenant real estate properties (and arguably one of the most powerful people in the entire REIT sector) was stepping down from his…

Meet the New Team

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With a market cap over $3 billion, it’s not an exaggeration to say that leadership of office/industrial REIT CommonWealth (NYSE: CWH) is a major responsibility. The REIT controls over 500 commercial properties throughout the U.S. and in Australia as well.…

Architecture and Stuff

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Here’s something pretty cool. Curbed.com, my go-to destination for layperson-friendly real estate news and pictures of condos I can’t afford, recently announced a new competition to honor and profile the nation’s most dynamic up-and-coming professionals in the fields of architecture…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Nicholas Schorsch, CEO American Realty Capital Properties These are exciting times for…

The Transformer

Last week, Bloomberg ran a great story about a doctor-turned-developer named David Lee, whose Jamison Services, Inc. holds over $3 billion in Los Angeles real estate that includes numerous aging office properties. Mr. Lee, who began buying up downtown office…

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Imagine two office buildings of equal size, quality, and leasable space, sitting right next to each other. As far as anyone is concerned, these properties are identical. Now, imagine their landlord sells both properties–but rakes in far more money for…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

Today, we’re excited to feature Part One of our video interview with Jane Gol, president of Continental Ventures Realty. She discusses Manhattan’s busy real estate market, its challenges, and future opportunities for investors and developers. (Check in next Sunday for…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser.  – Mensch of the Week: Toyo Ito, Architect Even though the Llenrock Blog is ostensibly about…